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Nigerian big boy Mompha, who dubs himself the Sky Man, has reportedly been arrested by the EFCC.

The Dubai-based Bureau de Change businessman, whose real name is Ismaila Mustapha, regularly flaunts expensive items like limited-edition wristwatches and cars on his Instagram page. He is so well-known, in fact, that multiple celebrities camp under his comments section on Instagram, praising his acquisitions.

According to multiple channels, he was fleeing Interpol in Dubai when he was arrested shortly after he arrived in Abuja. He left Dubai after allegedly being tipped off about his arrest.

Popular journalist, Kemi Olunloyo first revealed the news on her Instagram page. She wrote:

“#BREAKING! Nigerian Bureau De Change King @mompha #Skyman reportedly ARRESTED in Abuja by the International Police @interpol_hq I have left several messages. Pls have patience. I’m an investigative Journalist. Arrest was 3 days ago the same time he posted last a picture of his Lil girl. Interpol should release a statement soon on WHY he was arrested and exact whereabouts and whose custody he’s in. The @officialefcc said they will get back to me too. Only good Journalists know about these secret arrests. They must be transparent though. #humanrights #civilrights
“DETAILS LATER… #KemiOlunloyo #kemitalkscrime”

The news seemed unbelievable at first. But it was not until several other channels claim to have had the information confirmed from credible sources – that some believe to be his close friends – that many begin to accept the possibility of the situation.

Nigerians have, as usual, gone to Twitter to share their thoughts on the events as it unfolds. Some of the reactions are funny, while others are simply re-affirming their certainty about their earlier assumptions.

Check out some of their reactions below:

The last photo Mompha shared on his Instagram page is a photo of his young daughter. As it stands, it is unclear when she will see her father again. But this tweet, we think, says it all: